The noise started at 12:20 a.m. with a whirring. And it rumbled through the concrete floors and affected my heart rhythm. I fibrillated and became concerned. It started when I was readying for bed and when I settled in bed and was comfortably placed, I tensed and the bed shivered.
It was with a vibration that affected my body’s whole system. It was as if my blood flow reversed itself and had no idea what to do. I then played musical beds. I went to my sitting room and sat. And then to the sofa. Uncomfortable there. Then went into the main living room and even Leroy looked askance. I tried all the chairs. Nothing worked.
I went back to bed twice and thought I settled but was so uncomfortable I got up. Wobbly on legs unanchored I tried calling my son upstairs. The call went to voicemail and I knew he was asleep.
I ended up in my chair again in the sitting room and with a pillow and throw, and new bottle of nitros because the older bottle had no bite, I decided to wait for my heart to stop. But over an hour had passed and I dozed.
The vibrations were softening and breathing became lighter and I thought, oh great I am on my way out. It was 2 a.m. and then it was 2:50 a.m. I lumbered to bed and went out like a light.
Awake at 7 a.m. son John said hi ma and I related my adventure in detail. We went to my wing and checked every conceivable thing that could be turned on. It truly felt like some heavy crane had idled outside the window.
When he came in from chores and said he talked to the water softener agent and she said considering the generator is attached to the side of the house and with our usage, the generator would operate every 3 or 4 days, at night. I had spoken of this noise before.
With no basement, the generator sounds noisy at night with vibrations resonating through the concrete base.
We have always had water softened but in a house with a basement where I manually softened the water. Because the setup is different here, the effect is different.
Having written of being bodily wired in Earth’s gravity like a violin and a kalaidoscopic perspective, I am grateful son John took the time to unravel this conundrum. Sounds and emotions have rampaged my physical frame to leave me awash for almost a hundred years.
But I plan to stay till my name is called because no other world I love so much.